Here is the panel that I released with the latest postx-programs upgrade.

linux panels, panels for linux
Download Launchy-QT v.1


python3 python-pyqt5 python-minimal

The panel is heavily centered around my other programs but you can modify it according to your needs. Only the package manager points to a program that was not written by me. The program in question is the synaptic package manager.

#Launchy-QT v.1 Copyright (c) 2017 JJ Posti <>
#This is a Panell application.The program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; #for details see:
#This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under
#GPL Version 2, June 1991 This is the QT5 version” )

Unlike the Gtk version of Launchy, the QT version does close with ALT+F4. You can start the program via terminal with: python  /home/somewhere/launchy

If needed make Launchy executable with: chmod +x launchy

Tip. You can create  shortkeys to make closing and opening of Launchy to happen more easily.

29th of May: Toggle script.

Put the following line to your .xbindkeysrc (or any other autostart file)

“bash /usr/share/”

Then download the Launchy toggle script  and place it to the  location above. You can customize  the location to fit your needs. I recommend that you install x11-utils (sudo apt-get install x11-utils) just to make sure that everything works. You need to quit and launch your desktop again. After the previous Launchy-QT should now hide or appear when F4 key is pressed.